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Seasons over, so I'm Thinkin' bout a new ski.

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What do Bear League racers ski on? 

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Bear or beer? If bear, than the answer is mostly beer and some pot

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Good one man, good one.  You must be from Colorado?  No?           

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I thought they subsisted on back country skiers.
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Man,   This is a tough crowd.  

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Snow withdrawls
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Originally Posted by mowmow View Post

Snow withdrawls


Definitely.     However,  I was hoping to pick up a carving ski this summer.  Maybe more of a ski that I can learn to carve on.  Something kind of powerful.  It wont have to accomplish anything else on the mountain, except carving and the "day after rain" ski.  Thanks

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It's the off season, so you might get farther with doing site searches for carving ski or race ski, as frankly most of us still online at this point are either still skiing, meaning western skiers (not into carving) or are in the I Hate Golf category and waiting for the mud to firm up. Your hard snow cohorts have moved on weeks ago to their golf, biking, yachting, etc. Plus a lot of us are tired of "What ski should I get?"

Also, best to include lots of info on where do you ski, level of skier, yada yada, for these threads.
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Originally Posted by salmonsoup View Post
 


Definitely.     However,  I was hoping to pick up a carving ski this summer.  Maybe more of a ski that I can learn to carve on.  Something kind of powerful.  It wont have to accomplish anything else on the mountain, except carving and the "day after rain" ski.  Thanks

 

 

if you want to learn to carve do not get a bear league race skis but get something like Head Supershape series.

post #10 of 22
Well sal I would chk ebay & shop the reputable online shops for deals. What cm & TR are u looking @.
post #11 of 22
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Thanks for the reply Josh.  I should probably rephrase my question.  What would be a good ski to learn to carve on.  Me 190lbs 5'10. 42 year old aggressive type. 

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Your about the same size as me. 165-175cm/66mm-76mm waist w/ 11-16 TR would be a good start.  Don't go too soft. @ your weight and style it won't be long and you'll be driving those boys. Enjoy the ride..........

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Can you rec some specific skis?    Thanks.

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Well I like Head:Dskis. Super shapes or any of their carvers.

Rossi are a tad soft but are still good boards.

Elan,Atomic,Stockli they're all good skis. The right price would be what I would look for first as a beginning carver. That and a lesson wouldn't hurt. Just remember carving generates higher speeds so carve with care. You will be hitting over 40 mph easily.

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I've been skiing for 5 yrs now and I plan of going way faster then 40mph.  The difference now, is that I can actually drop my hip into the turn a little.  And that's a feeling that I like.  But your right I need some tutorial, and some skis that assist this would be nice.  I want to drop my ass on the hardpack like Ligety if you know what I mean.  Thanks

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If you do much over 40-50mph on SL skis I would  not recommend it.  As far as emulating  Mr.GS (Ted L.) it will be a few thousand hours before you get there.  Let us know how your search goes.

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Originally Posted by salmonsoup View Post

Can you rec some specific skis?    Thanks.

Paging @Scotskier . Those Head 25.8' still available?


(Try a Head Supershape Magnum or Rally)
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Would anyone recommend a FIS ski?  GS or SL.

post #20 of 22
If you're looking to learn, FIS would probably not be the direction you'll want to look. Look for a hard snow ski like slider recommended. A shorter turn radius (under 16 or so) will give you a better platform to learn on and will give you immediate feedback at lower speeds.

There are a lot of options out there in this category and by this time of year just about all of them will have several reviews online in various places.
post #21 of 22

After years and years of skidding turns I learned to carve on a Dynastar contact cross ti 172cm and 72mm under foot and 15m radius. (I'm 6'1" 175 lbs) I'm not sure what their current model is in that type of ski but I bet its a good one.

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I think its something in the Chrome lineup.  I had the Contact 4x4 172cm a 5 years ago and loved it.  I loved the rebound that ski had, but ended up selling it.   Now I have the 3 ski quiver and would like to find something like the Contact 4x4 without the weight.  The recommendations here are a good starting place though so thanks.  I've read through many reviews and realize that they are good starting place but are no match like someone that has already been here. 

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